Deep tissue massage is a great choice for pain relief, especially helpful for chronically tense areas such as a stiff neck, sore shoulders, or a tight lower back. This massage technique uses slower movement and deep pressure, concentrating on areas of pain. It is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout the body.
Deep tissue massage is extremely beneficial because it reaches the deepest layer of muscles, fascia (connective tissue surrounding the joints) and tendons. The goal in deep tissue massage is to breakdown adhesions (tense areas within the muscle). It is very important to address these adhesions in the muscle because they cause pain, inflammation and limit motion of the muscles and joints.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
- Relieve pain
- Recover from injuries (sports, traumatic, whiplash, falls, etc.)
- Increase mobility
- Decrease muscle tension
- Recover from repetitive stresses (sports, computer use, lifting, etc.)
- Improve Posture
- Relief from Osteoarthritis
- Relief from Fibromyalgia